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Photonics World
20 Nov 18
AIM Photonics' test, assembly, and packaging site 'ready to roll'

Comprehensive set of tools expected to push frontiers of 'fiber attach' for multi-project wafers.

19 Nov 18
CIGS solar modules arrive at International Space Station for evaluation

NASA set to test Ascent Solar samples for potential use in CubeSat missions.

12 Nov 18
Innoviz solid-state lidar wins CES 2019 award

Self-drive technology was selected by BMW for its 2021 automated drive program.

08 Nov 18
Photonics21 elects 39 to board of stakeholders

100-strong board includes 50 from corporate entities, with country representation led by Germany.

06 Nov 18
Vision 2018: industry enjoys record 2017 sales growth

But VDMA warns of 2018 slowdown due to China cooling on mobiles; limiting factors of staff and component shortages.

02 Nov 18
Hawaii court backs Thirty Meter Telescope construction on Mauna Kea

Majority decision by the state’s supreme court rejects appeal, paves way for re-start of activity.

01 Nov 18
Entrepreneurs invited to join SPIE Startup Challenge 2019

Pre-revenue photonics companies have until November 13 to enter competition that will climax at Photonics West in February.

31 Oct 18
Kepler space telescope 'retired' by NASA

Exoplanet hunter located more than 2600 distant worlds before finally running out of fuel.

30 Oct 18
Europe's quantum flagship kicks off with 20 projects

Several photonics research teams win support in first tranche of funding under €1BN, 10-year program.

25 Oct 18
Photonics21 launches #next_photonics prototype-your-idea contest for 2019

Researchers and students can once again propose their novel photonics systems for development into commercial products.

23 Oct 18
BepiColombo launch fires laser altimeter towards Mercury

Big-budget European Space Agency mission due to arrive at planetary destination in 2025.

17 Oct 18
Berthold Leibinger 1930-2018

Industrial laser pioneer and Trumpf leader dies at the age of 87.

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